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Extra Counties Go Bbi Invoice

Nairobi ward representatives handed the Structure of Kenya (Modification) Invoice, 2020 on February 18. [Samson wire, Standard]

Kisii, Vihiga, Nairobi and Laikipia on Thursday joined the record of county assemblies which have handed the Structure of Kenya (Modification) Invoice, 2020.

Proponents of the Constructing Bridges Initiative (BBI) Invoice now have 11 counties beneath their belt within the race to garner help of a minimum of 24 assemblies for the doc to be taken to Parliament.

Kisii County Meeting at present handed the BBI Invoice, leaving Migori and Nyamira as the one ones in ODM chief Raila Odinga’s Nyanza base which are but to go it.

It joined Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, West Pokot, Kajiado and Busia county assemblies which have already handed the Invoice.

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The 68 MCAs unanimously voted to go the Invoice throughout a session chaired by appearing Speaker Amos Onderi.

And after a false begin yesterday, Vihiga County Meeting additionally grew to become the second in western area to offer a nod to the doc.

Governor Wilber Ottichilo was within the Home chambers to witness the MCAs go the doc.

All of the 38 MCAs endorsed the report, terming it a sport changer when it comes to financial improvement.

On Wednesday, the MCAs had been unable to debate the Invoice after a piece of ward reps demanded to first be given cash for public participation.

In Nairobi, MCAs unanimously voted in favour of the Invoice, with all of the 105 members bodily current and 5 logged in by way of zoom voting sure.

Current within the Home had been Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, nominated MP Maina Kamanda, Makadara MP George Aladwa, Embakasi MP Babu Owino, Kibra MP Imran Okoth, Roysambu MP Waihenya Ndirangu and Rachael Shebesh.

Meeting Speaker Benson Mutura introduced the choice shortly after the vote saying that Nairobi County had set an instance to different counties which ought to now go the Invoice.

Laikipia County Meeting additionally handed the Invoice at present.

Laikipia joins West Pokot, Kajiado and Trans Nzoia counties within the Rift Valley in ratifying the doc.

Speaker Patrick Waigwa known as for a vote after an over two hours of debate on the Invoice, with 24 MCAs approving the Invoice. Nobody opposed the Invoice.

Initially there was rising notion that the area’s 14 counties would reject the draft on grounds that it will curtail Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid in 2022.

Every week after resuming from December lengthy recess, Nandi County Meeting is but to desk it whereas Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet assemblies plan for public participation later this week and subsequent week respectively.

In Nandi, Majority Chief David Koech mentioned the BBI report is but to be tabled within the Home. In Uasin Gishu, the Invoice was tabled final week, and public participation boards shall be held tomorrow.

Kericho County Meeting is about to conduct public participation throughout its sub-counties beginning subsequent week.

Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu and Taita Taveta counties have all proclaims plans for public participation boards earlier than the vote on the BBI Invoice.

[Reports by Josphat Thiong’o, Titus Too, Kennedy Gachuhi, Eric Abuga, Simon Oyeng’, Patrick Beja and Renson Mnyamwezi]

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